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PYW Doubles Doha 2013 - First Round | Please Vote Again Again!
PYW Doubles Doha
Welcome to Doha, Qatar! It is time for the first Premier 1000 event of the year during the WTA's short Middle Eastern swing. Last weekend, players represented their individual countries in Fed Cup matches and now they will be playing for themselves in one of the fanciest event of the year in this Arab city. The draw includes twenty-eight teams, which is twelve more than usual, so the potential for excitement is much higher. Top seeded Italians Sara Errani and Roberta Vinci have established themselves as a familiar duo in recent years, as have third seeded Americans Raquel Kops-Jones and Abigail Spears. However, the second seeded combination of Nadia Petrova and Katarina Srebotnik is new this year, while the fourth seeds, Spaniard Nuria Llagostera Vives and Chinese Jie Zheng, will be hoping to make a good start to their partnership. An extremely interesting team in action is former number ones, American Lisa Raymond and Australian Samantha Stosur, who have decided to reunite after playing with separate partners for the past few years. With such interesting teams in action, this event will be enthralling. Vote now as Qatar Total Open 2013 gets underway!
First Quarter: Vera Dushevina RUS/Jelena Janković SRB
Second Quarter: Anna-Lena Grönefeld GER/Květa Peschke CZE 
Third Quarter: Bethanie Mattek-Sands USA/Sania Mirza IND 
Fourth Quarter: Nadia Petrova RUS/Katarina Srebotnik SLO 
Sara Errani ITA/Roberta Vinci ITA  vs Bye
2012: Casey Dellacqua AUS/Samantha Stosur AUS beat Flavia Pennetta ITA/Francesca Schiavone ITA | 6-3 6-3
2011: Daniela Hantuchová SVK/Agnieszka Radwańska POL lost to Shahar Pe'er ISR/Shuai Peng CHN | 3-6 2-6
Petra Kvitová CZE/Yanina Wickmayer BEL [WC] vs Kristina Barrois GER/Eleni Daniilidou GRE
Vera Dushevina RUS/Jelena Janković SRB vs Caroline Garcia FRA/Christina McHale USA [WC]
Daniela Hantuchová SVK/Anabel Medina Garrigues ESP vs Su-Wei Hsieh TPE/Liezel Huber USA 
Nuria Llagostera Vives ESP/Jie Zheng ESP  vs Bye
Mervana Jugić-Salkić BIH/Sandra Klemenschits AUT vs Aleksandrina Naydenova BUL/Francesca Schiavone ITA [WC]
Darija Jurak CRO/Katalin Marosi HUN vs Irina Buryachok UKR/Valeria Solovyeva RUS
Alicja Rosolska POL/Carla Suárez Navarro ESP vs Anna-Lena Grönefeld GER/Květa Peschke CZE 
Bethanie Mattek-Sands USA/Sania Mirza IND  vs Lisa Raymond USA/Samantha Stosur AUS
Natalie Grandin RSA/Vladímira Uhlířová CZE vs Janette Husárová SVK/Shuai Zhang CHN
Varvara Lepchenko USA/Monica Niculescu ROU vs Shuko Aoyama JPN/Megan Moulton-Levy USA
Bye vs Raquel Kops-Jones USA/Abigail Spears USA 
Andrea Hlaváčková CZE/Lucie Šafářová CZE  vs Olga Govortsova BLR/Andreja Klepač SLO
Fatma Al Nabhani OMA/Kathrin Wörle GER [WC] vs Cara Black ZIM/Anastasia Rodionova AUS
Ekaterina Makarova RUS/Olga Savchuk UKR vs Tamira Paszek AUT/Klára Zakopalová CZE
Bye vs Nadia Petrova RUS/Katarina Srebotnik SLO 
Heart of a Champion.